Independent contractors


Have you got any tips on how to deal with web developers?

5:59PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 |  There’s a fine art to communicating with someone whose preferred language is C++ or Ruby, rather than English.

Are your contractors the real deal?

8:01PM | Monday, 22 August 2011 |  Increasingly, business owners are looking for flexibility in their employment obligations and ways in which to better manage their labour costs.

Small firms failing to engage with fragmented workforce

2:21PM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  Small businesses are failing to properly grasp the increasingly fragmented nature of the workforce, according to a new report.

Government launches contractor guide

2:40PM | Wednesday, 2 February 2011 |  The Federal Government is launching a free handbook to ensure independent contractors are aware of their rights and responsibilities before they begin operating.

ACTU pushing for permanent employment after 12 months

11:00AM | Tuesday, 2 November 2010 |  A push by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to transfer casual workers to permanent employment could hinder start-ups’ ability to employ staff, particularly within the service sector.

What advantages do I have as a start-up over a large business?

10:30AM | Tuesday, 26 October 2010 |  Remember the start-up’s natural advantages when selling your business idea to potential clients.

Contractors remain upbeat despite GFC

9:52PM | Thursday, 23 September 2010 |  Research finds white-collar contractors have remained happy and optimistic about their situation despite the economic downturn.

What’s in a name? Contractor versus employee

9:55PM | Wednesday, 15 September 2010 |  A recent decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) should serve as a warning for any employer who employs independent contractors.

Firms told to be mindful of contractor super rules

9:51PM | Wednesday, 15 September 2010 |  Start-ups that hire independent contractors have been urged to be aware of super payment rules in the wake of several recent cases.